Calvin Hoover: What we know and what we don’t know about the man who killed Christine Jessop
|Toronto Star 16 Oct 2020 at 20:47|
While the new information resolves one mystery, it raises new questions about Jessop’s, the police investigation that followed and Hoover himself. Here’s what we know, and what we don’t know:
What we know:
The date of Christine Jessop’s abduction , Oct. 3. 1984. Hoover was 28.
Where Jessop’s body was located: in a private lot in Brock Township, three months after her disappearance, more than 50 kilometres from home.
A possible timeline of the day Jessop disappeared. Janet Jessop and Kenney Jessop, Christine’s mother and brother, were out of town. Jessop was last seen going to a convienence store to buy gum around 4 p.m. that day.
His wife, Heather, worked with Jessop’s father Robert at Eastern Independent Telecom.
Hoover’s children played with the Jessop’s children, and the families gathered for barbecues and birthdays, Kenney Jessop said.
His DNA was in the forensic database because an autopsy was performed after his death by suicide in 2015.
That several missteps in the initial investigation led to the wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin, whose family lived next door to the Jessops. Morin was tried twice. DNA testing exonerated Morin in 1995.
How Hoover was identified, via genetic genealogy , a process that creates a family tree based off genetic profiles from data uploaded to websites such as GEDmatch.
That Hoover had a criminal record, but that it did not factor into law enforcement’s interest in him as a suspect.